No. 8 Women's Tennis Blanks San Diego State, 7-0
March 6, 2004
SEATTLE, Wash. - Firing on all cylinders, Washington's eighth-ranked women's tennis team cruised to an easy 7-0 sweep over the 47th-ranked San Diego State Aztecs, Saturday evening at the Lloyd Nordstrom Tennis Center. The Huskies (10-2) captured their first sweep of an opponent since they opened the season with two straight 7-0 wins over Portland and Idaho on January 23 and 25. The women had lost four straight doubles points but after shaking up the lineup, the Huskies took two of three doubles matches to win the point and carried the momentum into singles play where they swept all six matches without losing a set.
At the top singles spot, 25th-ranked senior Claire Carter (Nottingham, England) closed out the match with a 7-5, 6-2 win over No. 81 Dita Hauerlandova. 23rd-ranked Husky junior Dea Sumantri (Jakarta, Indonesia) crushed Indra Erichsen at No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-2, to keep her dual record perfect at 11-0. The results were the same one spot down at third singles where senior Erin Hoe (Mililani, Hawaii) dominated the Aztecs' Katalina Romero by another 6-0, 6-2 count.
Sophomore Stephanie Svanfeldt (Belvedere, Calif.) has stabilized the sixth singles position, picking up the first dual win of her career yesterday versus San Diego and adding a second tonight in almost flawless fashion, 6-0, 6-1. Two other underclassmen continued their strong seasons for Washington. Sophomore Dinka Hadzic (Split, Croatia) won a hard-hitting 6-4, 6-4 match against Alesya Vidor at fourth singles and freshman Saskia Nauenberg (Santa Cruz, Calif.) picked up her 10th win against only two losses at No. 5 singles with her straight set win.
Leading the Huskies to the doubles point was the 19th-ranked team of Carter and Sumantri, who clinched the doubles point with an 8-4 upset of San Diego State's Erichsen and Romero, the 13th-ranked team in the country. Playing together for the first time in their careers, Nauenberg and freshman Monika Kolbovic (Vancouver, B.C.) came through with an 8-5 win at No. 3 doubles to contribute to Washington's fifth doubles point win of the season.
Washington concludes their three-match homestand Sunday, March 7 at 12 noon against the 59th-ranked Washington State Cougars at the Nordstrom Tennis Center. The Cougars fell 4-3 this afternoon to San Diego, who UW defeated, 6-1, Friday evening.
Washington Women's Tennis vs. San Diego State
March 6, 2004 - Lloyd Nordstrom Tennis Center - Seattle, Wash.
No. 8 Washington 7, No. 47 San Diego State 0
1. (19) Carter/Sumantri (UW) def. (13) Erichsen/Romero (SDSU) 8-4
2. Vidor/Hauerlandova (SDSU) def. Hadzic/Hoe (UW) 8-5
3. Nauenberg/Kolbovic (UW) def. Sansom/Graf (SDSU) 8-5
1. (25) Claire Carter (UW) def. (81) Dita Hauerlandova (SDSU) 7-5, 6-2
2. (23) Dea Sumantri (UW) def. Indra Erichsen (SDSU) 6-0, 6-2
3. Erin Hoe (UW) def. Katalina Romero (SDSU) 6-0, 6-2
4. Dinka Hadzic (UW) def. Alesya Vidor (SDSU) 6-4, 6-4
5. Saskia Nauenberg (UW) def. Patricia Graf (SDSU) 6-4, 6-2
6. Stephanie Svanfeldt (UW) def. Sarah Sansom (SDSU) 6-0, 6-1